Music

A New English Music

Composers and Folk Traditions in England's Musical Renaissance from the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century

Author: Tim Rayborn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786496347

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 3007

The turn of the 20th century was a time of great change in Britain. The empire saw its global influence waning and its traditional social structures challenged. There was a growing weariness of industrialism and a desire to rediscover tradition and the roots of English heritage. A new interest in English folk song and dance inspired art music, which many believed was seeing a renaissance after a period of stagnation since the 18th century. This book focuses on the lives of seven composers--Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Ernest Moeran, George Butterworth, Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), Gerald Finzi and Percy Grainger--whose work was influenced by folk songs and early music. Each chapter provides an historical background and tells the fascinating story of a musical life.
Religion

The New English Hymnal

Author: Canterbury Press

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9781853110023

Category: Religion

Page: 544

View: 1924

Includes general hymns; hymns for feasts, seasons and saints' days; office hymns for the liturgical year; an enlarged eucharistic section; responsorial psalms and a new English folk mass setting.
Religion

The New English Hymnal

Author: Canterbury Press

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9781853110023

Category: Religion

Page: 544

View: 839

Includes general hymns; hymns for feasts, seasons and saints' days; office hymns for the liturgical year; an enlarged eucharistic section; responsorial psalms and a new English folk mass setting.
Music critics

Ernest Newman

A Critical Biography

Author: Paul Watt

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1783271906

Category: Music critics

Page: 274

View: 6738

Examines the genesis of Ernest Newman's major publications in the context of prevailing intellectual trends in history, criticism and biography.
Music

Britpop and the English Music Tradition

Author: Professor Andy Bennett,Professor Jon Stratton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409494071

Category: Music

Page: 242

View: 1816

Britpop and the English Music Tradition is the first study devoted exclusively to the Britpop phenomenon and its contexts. The genre of Britpop, with its assertion of Englishness, evolved at the same time that devolution was striking deep into the hegemonic claims of English culture to represent Britain. It is usually argued that Britpop, with its strident declarations of Englishness, was a response to the dominance of grunge. The contributors in this volume take a different point of view: that Britpop celebrated Englishness at a time when British culture, with its English hegemonic core, was being challenged and dismantled. It is now timely to look back on Britpop as a cultural phenomenon of the 1990s that can be set into the political context of its time, and into the cultural context of the last fifty years – a time of fundamental revision of what it means to be British and English. The book examines issues such as the historical antecedents of Britpop, the subjectivities governing the performative conventions of Britpop, the cultural context within which Britpop unfolded, and its influence on the post-Britpop music scene in the UK. While Britpop is central to the volume, discussion of this phenomenon is used as an opportunity to examine the particularities of English popular music since the turn of the twentieth century.
English fiction

English Music

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140169416

Category: English fiction

Page: 399

View: 8944

Music

Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History

Author: Lisa Colton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317181158

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 6055

Although medieval English music has been relatively neglected in comparison with repertoire from France and Italy, there are few classical musicians today who have not listened to the thirteenth-century song ‘Sumer is icumen in’, or read of the achievements and fame of fifteenth-century composer John Dunstaple. Similarly, the identification of a distinctively English musical style (sometimes understood as the contenance angloise) has been made on numerous occasions by writers exploring the extent to which English ideas influenced polyphonic composition abroad. Angel song: Medieval English music in history examines the ways in which the standard narratives of English musical history have been crafted, from the Middle Ages to the present. Colton challenges the way in which the concept of a canon of English music has been built around a handful of pieces, composers and practices, each of which offers opportunities for a reappraisal of English musical and devotional cultures between 1250 and 1460.
Music

Britpop and the English Music Tradition

Author: Jon Stratton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317171225

Category: Music

Page: 242

View: 1282

Britpop and the English Music Tradition is the first study devoted exclusively to the Britpop phenomenon and its contexts. The genre of Britpop, with its assertion of Englishness, evolved at the same time that devolution was striking deep into the hegemonic claims of English culture to represent Britain. It is usually argued that Britpop, with its strident declarations of Englishness, was a response to the dominance of grunge. The contributors in this volume take a different point of view: that Britpop celebrated Englishness at a time when British culture, with its English hegemonic core, was being challenged and dismantled. It is now timely to look back on Britpop as a cultural phenomenon of the 1990s that can be set into the political context of its time, and into the cultural context of the last fifty years - a time of fundamental revision of what it means to be British and English. The book examines issues such as the historical antecedents of Britpop, the subjectivities governing the performative conventions of Britpop, the cultural context within which Britpop unfolded, and its influence on the post-Britpop music scene in the UK. While Britpop is central to the volume, discussion of this phenomenon is used as an opportunity to examine the particularities of English popular music since the turn of the twentieth century.
Music

New English Praise

A Supplement to the New English Hymnal

Author: English Hymnal Co

Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich

ISBN: 9781853117305

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 8460

Used together, the New English Hymnal and New English Praise provide a parish or school with everything they need to keep every celebration of the calendar, whether they use traditional or contemporary language (or both) forms in their worship.
Music

Old Scores and New Readings Discussions on Music & Certain Musicians

Author: John F. Runciman

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847202839

Category: Music

Page: 141

View: 7854

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
Biography & Autobiography

Edward Elgar and His World

Author: Byron Adams

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400832101

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 599

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating, important, and influential figures in the history of British music. He rose from humble beginnings and achieved fame with music that to this day is beloved by audiences in England, and his work has secured an enduring legacy worldwide. Leading scholars examine the composer's life in Edward Elgar and His World, presenting a comprehensive portrait of both the man and the age in which he lived. Elgar's achievement is remarkably varied and wide-ranging, from immensely popular works like the famous Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1--a standard feature of American graduations--to sweeping masterpieces like his great oratorio The Dream of Gerontius. The contributors explore Elgar's Catholicism, which put him at odds with the prejudices of Protestant Britain; his glorification of British colonialism; his populist tendencies; his inner life as an inspired autodidact; the aristocratic London drawing rooms where his reputation was made; the class prejudice with which he contended throughout his career; and his anguished reaction to World War I. Published in conjunction with the 2007 Bard Music Festival and the 150th anniversary of Elgar's birth, this elegant and thought-provoking volume illuminates the greatness of this accomplished English composer and brings vividly to life the rich panorama of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. The contributors are Byron Adams, Leon Botstein, Rachel Cowgill, Sophie Fuller, Daniel M. Grimley, Nalini Ghuman Gwynne, Deborah Heckert, Charles Edward McGuire, Matthew Riley, Alison I. Shiel, and Aidan J. Thomson. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
History

A Critical History of New Music in China

Author: Jingzhi Liu,Caroline Mason

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9629963604

Category: History

Page: 911

View: 9222

By the end of the nineteenth century, Chinese culture had fallen into a stasis, and intellectuals began to go abroad for new ideas. What emerged was an exciting musical genre that C. C. Liu terms "new music." With no direct ties to traditional Chinese music, "new music" reflects the compositional techniques and musical idioms of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European styles. Liu traces the genesis and development of "new music" throughout the twentieth century, deftly examining the social and political forces that shaped "new music" and its uses by political activists and the government.
Music

Early Music History

Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Music

Author: Iain Fenlon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521104296

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 5329

Early Music History is devoted to the study of music from the early Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century. It demands the highest standards of scholarship from its contributors, all of whom are leading academics in their fields. It gives preference to studies pursuing interdisciplinary approaches and to those developing novel methodological ideas. The scope is exceptionally broad and includes manuscript studies, textual criticism, iconography, studies of the relationship between words and music and the relationship between music and society. Articles in volume two include: The Chirk Castle partbooks; Isabella d'Este and Lorenzo da Pavi, 'master instrument maker'; and Johannes de Garlandia on organum in speciali.
Religion

A Short History of English Church Music

Author: Erik Routley,Lionel Dakers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0264674405

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 1294

Ranging from the medieval period to the present day, this is a brief history of church music as it has developed through the English tradition. Described as a quick journey, it provides a broad historical survey rather than an in-depth study of the subject, and also predicts likely future trends.

Gitanjali (Song Offerings)

A New English Version

Author: Mark Jeffrey Ruskin,Rabindranath Tagore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615842202

Category:

Page: 126

View: 3529

A new English version of Rabindranath Tagore's classic Gitanjali first published in 1912 and winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature. These 103 poems have touched generations with their lyrical beauty and spiritual depth. This new English version offers the 21st Century reader access to the exquisite beauty of Tagore's timeless classic with contemporary language that will continue to move and inspire.
Music

Essays on the History of English Music in Honour of John Caldwell

Sources, Style, Performance, Historiography

Author: Emma Hornby,David Nicholas Maw

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843835355

Category: Music

Page: 348

View: 7043

Articles on English music, from the medieval period to the present day, centred on four of the major areas of scholarly enquiry.
English drama

The New English Drama

With Prefatory Remarks, Biographical Sketches, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: N.A

View: 747